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2017 Jean-Louis Chave Selection Hermitage Farconnet

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April 28, 2024 - $56



94Vinous / IWC

Displays ripe, mineral-accented black and blue fruits, baking spices, olive and violet on the nose, along with a smoky mineral nuance that builds as the wine opens up. Juicy and broad in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet blueberry, cherry preserve and floral pastille flavors that deepen steadily through the midpalate. The floral note repeats on the impressively long finish, which features well-knit tannins and a smoky mineral flourish.

17Jancis Robinson

Interesting nose with a distinct earthy note, five-spice and quite dominant oak at the moment. Rounded and spiced with crushed fruit and delineated tannins that are still resolving.


France, Rhône Valley, Northern Rhône, Hermitage

The Northern Rhône Valley wine region hugs the Rhône River from Vienne in the north to Valence at its southern tip. The French call the region Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, and it is divided into eight appellations. Along with its neighbor to the south, the Southern Rhone Valley, it is famous for its big, tannic, intensely concentrated wines. Syrah is the only red grape permitted in AOC wines from this sub-region, though the Syrah can be blended with the white wine grapes Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, depending on the regulations for each AOC. White wines are made from Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Of the eight appellations in the north, the most admired wines tend to come from Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Hermitage, though there are certainly exceptional wines to be found in St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, St.-Peray, Crozes-Hermitage and Cornas. Along with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, Rhône wines are among France’s best known and most collected wines. Red wines from these appellations are notable for their signature aromas of bacon and green olives, and for their depth. Robert M. Parker, a great champion of Rhone wines, has written that “the northern Rhône produces three of the greatest wines in the world – the white wines of Condrieu and the red wines of Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage.”


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.